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The Academy announces second slate of presenters for 88th Oscars
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:20 pm
Academy Awards producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the second slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, on ABC.
Skillet's hit single 'Monster' receives RIAA 2x platinum certification, recognized as biggest digital single in Christian music history
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:20 pm
Upon RIAA two-times-platinum certification and accumulating over 2.6 million in sales and streams, multiplatinum rock band Skillet's hit single "Monster" continues to live up to its name, now recognized as the biggest digital single in Christian music history.
Urban Rescue debuts 'Wild Heart' EP, first official release with Rend Family Records
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:10 pm
Urban Rescue, an LA-based revival band, has released "Wild Heart" EP, their first official release with Rend Family Records - a partnership between Irish worship band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group.
Erie County opiate epidemic task force meets
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Erie County opiate epidemic task force, created by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz through an executive order last month, met today for the first time to organize participants into committees focused on addressing the county's epidemic of opioid abuse.
Former Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Terry W. Kuehn dies
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 02:20 pm
Terry W. Kuehn, age 72, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness.
The truth is out there: FOX premiere of 'The X-File's breaks worldwide ratings records with more than 50 million viewers in first three days
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 02:05 pm
The latest mind-bending chapter of "The X-Files" captured the attention of tens of millions of viewers around the world with its record-setting, two-night return to FOX last week.
'Shepherd's Closet' bus to visit St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's 'Garden of Warmth'
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 01:20 pm
From noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, the "Shepherd's Closet" bus will visit St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral's "Garden of Warmth." The bus will be parked near Buffalo's "Homeless Jesus" sculpture. Those in need of clothing and winter gear are encouraged to visit.
John Scott, Jack Eichel among NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:35 pm
Montreal Canadiens left wing John Scott, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 31.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Health care providers' familiarity with military culture critical to improving care for veterans
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:05 pm
Health care systems and providers need to understand the unique realities of military culture in order to work effectively with veterans and military families, according to the findings of a study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Brian Wilson concert sold out in record-breaking time
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:45 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces regular tickets for the Brian Wilson "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary" concert scheduled for Sept. 28 sold out after just one weekend of availability.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'The Big Easy in Buffalo' 9th annual 'Mardi Gras Jam'
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:40 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details for the "The Big Easy in Buffalo" ninth annual Mardi Gras Jam, taking place Friday, Feb. 5, at Buffalo Iron Works.
BPO announces 2016-17 M&T Bank Classics season
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:30 am
When Western New Yorkers are asked who they'd most like to see perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, they mention violinist Joshua Bell.
Fellowship Creative's new album 'Eclipsed' out now
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:15 am
Fellowship Creative is a movement of artists emerging from and revolving around Fellowship Church (Grapevine, Texas). They make music because they believe it reaches people in a way nothing else can.
Workforce investment board boosts trainee supports
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board has announced a policy change to increase available training funds and supportive services for eligible individuals in Erie County seeking WIB assistance in upgrading job skills and finding employment.
Higgins, Reed, Tonko, Gibson, Collins, Slaughter, Hanna, Katko invite White House to host opioid-related community forum in upstate New York
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:05 am
Eight upstate New York members of the House of Representatives are inviting the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to choose upstate New York as a location for an upcoming community forum to address the opioid epidemic.
9-year-old Addison Osta Smith named 'MasterChef Junior' winner
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:00 am
Season Four of "MasterChef Junior" came to an exciting conclusion Friday as host/executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay and fellow judges Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi named Addison Osta Smith, a 9-year-old from River Forest, Illinois, the winner of FOX's hit cooking competition series.
USDA: Avoid a food safety penalty this Super Bowl Sunday
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:45 am
With more than 1.3 billon chicken wings and 4 million pizzas expected to be eaten during the big game, there are plenty of opportunities for a food safety penalty to occur.
Assemblyman Ceretto announces new traffic light for Niagara residents
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the state's Department of Transportation will install a traffic light at the intersection of I-190 southbound and Packard Road in Niagara.
Going to the dogs: Heart of Niagara 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' photos
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 02:50 pm
About 400 people were expected to attend Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's fourth annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Saturday afternoon inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston: Memorial Day parade, ceremony back on
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 Cmdr. Bill Justyk and Adjutant Norm Machelor officially announced Thursday the Village of Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony is coming back after a year off.
Mount View offers seniors a new lease on life
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
At Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, seniors aren't considered "old people." They're not forced into stereotypical hobbies or limited on what they can or can't do. In fact, they're encouraged to think past limitations - age, sickness, injury or anything else that would slow a person down.
New Stella program integrates outdoor experience into every class
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Unlike previous generations, today's children are growing up connected to technology that they use for learning, entertainment and communication. While advancements in digital communications have brought them closer to information and people, some behavioral experts fear they are becoming disconnected from the real world.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Principals report positive results
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
With Friday marking the halfway point of the 2015-16 school year, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools began assessing students' academic progress.
Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.
'Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,' 'A Charlie Brown Valentine' to air Friday, Feb. 12, on ABC
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
"Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," the 1975 special produced and animated by the same team that gave the world the now classic holiday specials - and taken directly from the late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz's famed comic strip - will air with the classic "A Charlie Brown Valentine," Friday, Feb. 12 (8-9 p.m. EST) on ABC.
Canisius College to host 'Soup with Substance' event to celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Canisius College ALANA Student Center will host a "Soup with Substance" program from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Regis South Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Grand Island Board of Education: Teachers praise district's new iPad initiative
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Teachers and administrators say a new teaching project underway in Grand Island Central School District is having a transformational impact on students in second grade.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Committee is planning its 50th annual awards dinner to recognize individuals and businesses that have given greatly to the community and made it a better place to live, work and play.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Town Board: Gus Macker on agenda
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
A possible second edition of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament may tip off on Grand Island Boulevard in June.
State plans Niagara Falls dewatering, bridge replacements
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 07:00 pm
In coming years, area residents and visitors to Niagara Falls will be able experience a truly unique event - if plans announced this week hold true.
Obit: Dr. Phyllis Franzek
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:50 pm
Dr. Phyllis J. Franzek, 65, of Los Angeles, passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, after a short illness. Born in Lewiston, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Eugenia (Deskiewicz) Franzek.
Simple steps for propane tank safety during winter storms
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:45 pm
The New York Propane Gas Association is asking consumers to take simple steps to aid in keeping propane tanks filled and keep families safe during and after winter storms.
Empower announces staff and leadership appointments
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has announced several leadership appointments:
Higgins supports Buffalo's application for 'SMART Cities' challenge
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is backing a federal grant application submitted by the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), in partnership with the City of Buffalo, Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Beyond Traffic: The SMART City Challenge."
Memorial Medical Center receives national recognition
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's innovative Get Well/Stay Well program, which provides holistic care to older adults at the Summit Family Care Center in Wheatfield, has won a prestigious national award.
Community Missions: 19th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner' benefits Niagara County's neediest
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 19th annual "Sweetheart Dinner" on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs.
Village of Youngstown receives unexpected donations for Veteran's Memorial security system
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Thursday's Village of Youngstown Board meeting began with a pleasant surprise. The Vietnam Veterans of America Niagara County Chapter 268 presented donations to the village in honor of Francis Daniel Zuhlke, a veteran and active community member who passed away in October.